Building equity: new Nebraska multimodal transit center

Building equity: new Nebraska multimodal transit center

  • Author: Laurel Schwartz
  • Date: February 27, 2024

Bus operator vacancies nearly doubled in one year. Passengers didn’t have safe places to wait for buses in the evening. The bus station had more routes than bus bays, so the system needed to stagger routes leading to long waits for bus transfers. It was time for an upgrade, but it took the team eight attempts before they were able to successfully secure federal funding.

Planning to Adapt to Growth

Planning to Adapt to Growth

  • Author: Laurel Schwartz
  • Date: February 20, 2024

Bozeman, MT’s recent population growth has left some folks behind. A 2023 Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Areas of Persistent Poverty (AoPP) grant strives to create equitable access for underserved communities.

All Stations Accessibility Program

All Stations Accessibility Program

  • Author: Laurel Schwartz
  • Date: February 13, 2024

Before the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed in 1990, approximately 65% of public buses in the US were accessible. By 2020, 97% of buses were ADA accessible. But many fixed route transit systems still have inaccessible infrastructure that was grandfathered in when the ADA became law. Funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is designed to help make transit more equitable.

Microtransit pilot success in Connecticut

Microtransit pilot success in Connecticut

  • Author: Laurel Schwartz
  • Date: February 8, 2024

While regional and commuter rail lines in this New England state help spur economic growth, first and last mile transit remains an obstacle. But Norwalk’s WHEELS2U micro transit program was so successful that the state is expanding localized shared van programs.

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